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Zacour, N. P.; Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / The impact of the Crusades on Europe
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VI: Social Evolution in Latin Greece,   pp. 175-221 PDF (18.9 MB)


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VI 
SOCIAL EVOLUTION 
IN LATIN GREECE 
 atm expansion into Byzantine territory — "Romania" — took place
in several closely related fields: in addition to military and political
aspects, it had also economic, demographic, and ecclesiastical repercussions.
Military expansion with its political consequences is no doubt 
 Published sources, studies, and bibliographies bearing on Latin Greece are
numerous. Therefore only publications with a direct bearing on the subject
of this chapter are cited here, especially those which have been published
in the last twenty years or so and present new evidence or interpretation.
 Treatments of the history of Latin Greece or parts of it, accompanied by
extensive bibliographies, have appeared in several recent studies. For the
general background see the concise account by Kenneth M. Setton, "The Latins
in Greece and the Aegean from the Fourth Crusade to the End of the Middle
Ages," in The Cambridge Medieval History, IV-l, ed. Joan Hussey (1966), 389—420,
908—938, and the detailed treatment in the first volume of his The
Papacy and the Levant (1204—1571) (Philadelphia, 1976). Jean Longnon
has studied the Frankish states in Greece in his L'Empire latin de Constantinople
et la principauté de Morée (Paris, 1949), and the same states
to 1311 in volume II of the present work, pp. 235-274, and Peter Topping
has dealt with Frankish Morea from 1311 to 1460 in volume III, pp. 104-166;
see also Antoine Bon, La Moréefranque: Recherches historiques, topographiques
et archéologiques sur la principauté d~4chaiè (1205—1430)
(2 vols., Paris, 1969), and the revised edition of Denis A. Zakythinos, La
Despotat grec de Morée (London, 1975; originally published in Paris
and Athens, 1932—1953), with updated bibliographies in vol. I, pp.
359-371, and vol. II, pp. 381-403. Venetian Greece has been extensively treated
by Freddy Thiriet, La Romanie vénitienne au moyen-âge: le developpement
et l'exploitation du domaine colonial vénitien (XIIe—XVe siècles),
2nd ed. (Paris, 1975), with an updated bibliography, pp. 467-481; see also
Louise Buenger Robbert, "Venice and the Crusades," in volume V of the present
work, chapter IX. An extensive bibliography has been compiled by Manousos
I. Manousacas, "L'Isola di Creta sotto il dominio veneziano: Problemi e ricerche,"
in Venezia e ii Levantefino a! secolo XJ'~ ed. Agostino Pertusi (Atti del
I Convegno internazionale di storia della civiltà veneziana; Florence,
1973), 1-2, 473—514. On the history of the Catalans in Greece see Setton,
in volume III of the present work, chapters VI and VII, pp. 167-277, and
his Catalan Domination of Athens, 1311-1388, rev. ed. (London, 1975). Numerous
studies published by Raymond-Joseph Loenertz, some of which have a bearing
on the subject treated here, have been republished in his two volumes of
Byzantina et Franco-Graeca (Rome, 1970—1978). The same holds true of
the studies of Anthony Luttrell, republished in his The Hospitallers in Cyprus,
Rhodes, Greece and the West (1291-1440) (London, 1978), and his Latin Greece,
the Hospitallers and the Crusades, 1291 -1440 (London, 1982). Genoese Chios
has not been treated here; on this subject, see the recent book by Michel
Balard, La Romanie génoise (XIIIe—début dii XVe siècle)
(2 vols., Rome, 1978). 
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